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of another company that would serve the port as well. thank you. >> thank you. (applause) . >> is there any i public comment? >>> seeing none,. >> first of all,, i would like to say that blue and gold it's really glad that you came out today into the brother and is sisters of i m p and you know that you came out but you know this whole thing is beginning because the port of the part port of san francisco is changing it's going through a renaissance, i would like to say the port of san francisco under the leadership of monique has a new swagger to it and if you think 6 million people -- browse what is happening with the water front is it's still going to be the same it's really changing the perplexity and the way that strainings is going to be viewed worldwide what is going to happen down here is will set the whole bay area for the next 30 years and i couldn't be more excited and i'm really looking forward to a ferry from treasure island and if it's possible to deal with the war i can't remember i can't remembers coming lieu and i think so many things are going to
in engage in. our client is very concerned that the port of san francisco is continuing to negotiate with the giant not with andlinging the departure of the quite iaye that constitutes the bulk of the propyling submitted by w w llc., almost all of the development compatibility in the s w l associate the rl l c team's proposal seams to be out of the picture snow. the report is that the existing proposal is a little she'll that reresembles nothing to the only proposals that is not only tremendously unfair to the other bidders who participants in this process but it's not competitivive bidding. cortiish's involvement not the giants the accordingly the commission does nottish an llc.,, -- to be clear nobody doubts that the giant are a great baseball team but everybody knows that the giant are not a development company capable of developing this new property with million dollars of new opposites and retail square footage. sever company retail companies spent hundreds of thousands of dollars putting to the a proposal that may only benefit the giants the giant may bring in another develop
the explore or yum is and it moved back up here. but in the 1950s, the port was coming out of world war ii, was trying to understand what container station was going to look like, and they commissioned a study that looked at the economic impact of the port to the city. * that sounds familiar, does continue, mr. mayor? and particularly to how the port could participate in the city's tour and commercial industries as well as their cargo industry, and specifically that report found that this area, since we were moving into containerization, were no longer really needed for cargo, that cargo would be better off being in the southern waterfront. and we would have this area devoted to more commercial activities, entertainment, dining, et cetera. and, so, in the early 1950s, the port moved forward and had the franciscan restaurant built. as part of that. and this area we are standing on was an old timber wharf that supported parking for the fisherman's wharf area, of course, all the other restaurants developed over time. * and this old wonderful car ferry slip used to move railcars on and off of
for the work that you do. >> judge edwards senior property manager when i first came to the port at the same time that kevin did you took the time to take me under your winnings and create a partnering relationship and helped me three navigate some of the politics and got us off to the right direction and i'm so glad that you were there for me and so thank you and i wish you the best of luck in your score, i guess, the saim name of it and so we are looking forward to being the results of that i'm sure it will be fantastic. thank you. (applause). is there anyone else who would like too speak? >>> well like everyone else when i first join the commission bob was one of the first people i went out to lunch with and we went out to lunch at pier 39 and the he told me all about pier 39 and fisherman's whof and i'm definite going to miss him and we have this wonderful plack that does not say enough about your contribution to the water front and it says macintosh welcoming 20 years of welcoming visitors near and far port of san francisco december 2012 ... (applause). . >> i'll like to make just a
business of the port's maritime sector. if you take a look at it. we average, we carry on average 3.2 million ferry passengers annually these are commuter passengers moving between home and work expense and is we transport over 3 million excursion passengers annual low people looking at sites alcatraz and golden gate bridge. and then we see international cruise ships that alleged violentors to and from the port and crews members aboard those ships speak to our ferry services, you're, our ferry services operate chiefly out of the downtown ferry terminal behind the ferry building. they also operate out of peer 39, and 41 in the north. the gate b number downtown ferry terminal is for the north bound lanes such as value lay hough and gate e is for ala immediate a eoakland and island services blue and gold fleet does the operation and is the maintenance of all of these vessels and they will be describing that activity to you in a moment here . >> in addition, to that, we also have the ferry landing at china basin and on average that is home game ain ten dance is dwayned to and from
and will be completed shortly. and the port will start phase two construction of the project and it's scheduled for about nine months with substantial completion august 1st 2014 and final completion two months later and this work will clue finishing the remaining ports and including united states customers and u.s. you're border protection facilities and the two forty seven acre northwest plaza sorry -- this is the plaza i i guess most of you know this but this was the rolls of quite a lot of work with -- site and the other work included the north point on the left of the picture the ground transportation area between terminal 21 and 29 and the april between the ship and terminal and the installation of the system, fenders and bull lards and professions of miscellaneous furniture and equipment. we will talk more about the budget but need to bring the budget into a range that we can afford we will defer the public restrooms and also the terminal pro visioning building which, is out in the north east part of the facility. if and when the money becomes available. these will be added to the prob
and then brad will go over three major projects that we are proposing the use of i f d for. and so the port commission is very well aware in 1969, we got our 54 piers nine react activated and we have an extraordinarily large deferred maintenance problem in the magnitude of $2.2 million and what the port earned as an enterprise is not enough to deal with the assets and the defined problems and so one of our major strategies that the port has initiated in the last decade is to find other source and is so we can be successful leveraging the important assets for the future and so this chart really shows all of the growth of all of these other source that are helping ut to solve our problems and the joe bonds that we just spoke of have been important for park improvementings and i s d which, is in the bright blue is a major proposal to help us build critical flay structure for areas that otherwise, we could not afford. and as a commission m o there is an exhibit a in here in your pact that provides much more detail and there is a lot of detail under pinning this expert aba 18 that allowed unite
through the port of baltimore. that could stop if an agreement can't be reached with the long shore men. don harrison explain what the labor dispute means for us. >> reporter: the port is one the main economic generators in the state of maryland. we have it over 14,000 jobs at this port. 1500 of those are ila labor jobs. those union long shore men could walk off the job sunday morn figure a new contract isn't settled. unions say it'll shut down the two largest terminals at the port where cars, farm equipment and cargo containers delivered. the port administration hopes a work stop age can be avoided. >> we are again hopeful that there will be an agreement before the deadline. we are going forward with our plans to accommodate if that agreement isn't met. >> reporter: the port administration is working on a back up plan. part of it would open two terminals only open during the week to business on the weekends. >> we want to make sure we can get as much cargo moving as possible leading up to the work stop age. . >> reporter: as issue are the usual wages and health care but one major sti
port funds our budge is 21 million for cran copark today. the estimates cost looking at construction cost and is plus an estimatemation contingency of 50% puts us at a subtotal of $33 million and are soft costs are between 30 and 33% and we have it at 33 and for a total cost of 43 and-a-half million dollar and this equates to $4.8 million in a customer, a acre which, is similar to other city front parks in the city and the other thing to note is because of the other high level conceptual of the park we have a 50% contingency because of the scion and that contingency can come down and those cost can come down but recognizing thats that's the best information that we have today and we might be look at what we might be able to phase as an initial projection of the park and what we can deliver as a first phase is outlined in yellow and so it's a multipurpose green and there is a slip way four area, the short line area, east of slip way four and then 19th street to access the park. if costs come down begin to come down as a part of getting into more detail and assessment, we think, we
enough, now critical ports across the u.s. could be brought to a standstill starting this weekend. we'll explain how a looming union worker strike could sink businesses across the united states. >>> the major sports leagues do a touchdown dance after a federal judge's ruling. their lawsuit to spike sports gambling in new jersey get as crucial green light but new jersey isn't taking it sitting down. details how that state is fighting back and preparing to give vegas a run for its money. even when they say it's not, it's always about money adam: thank you for joining us. we want to look first at the day's market headlines. stocks slid for the 30 straight session. mediocre holiday seas and deadlock over fiscal cliff gave investors little to get excited about. the dow fell 24 points. the so-called fear index or the vix, soaring more than 4%. fiscal cliff concerns pushed the index to the highest level since july. one bright spot though was on the housing fnt. the monthly case-shiller report found october home prices rose 4.3% mpared with a year earlier. the data giving a late sign of recov
a walk out threatens at midnight as long shore men and the port of baltimore can make a deal on a new contract. the port is one of the main economic generators in maryland. the two sides are supposed to sit down saturday to end the standoff. the main issues, royalties. . >> and it's unfortunate that we have gotten to this point. this has been known for months. again, when work interruptions happen nobody wins. >> it's not just the port of baltimore that's affected here. 15 ports with 15,000 worker also be impacted from maine down to texas. >>> the senate is back hoping to find a compromise to avoid the fiscal cliff. the house is still on a break leaving some to wonder if there is time to strike a deal or if the economy is doomed to go over the edge when the clock hits midnight. >> reporter: hundreds of waterford crystals in installed on the ball in new york's time square. the countdown to the new year is underway. in washington there is a much more ominous count down underway. five days and counting until the united states economy goes over the fiscal cliff if something isn't done.
. this is the looming port strike threatening to shut ports from boston, miami and beyond. florida governor rick scott telling the media a strike will be devastating to his state's economy. governor's right but it's an entire nation about to get slammed. brent is the president of miller and long construction. we import -- we pointed out somewhere around 65% of international trade hits the ports. we import cars, we import produce, we import oil and gas. explain how this will affect the prices for people watching right now of everything. >> well, it will be very significant in a lot of ways. we're talking about eleven ports, basically from boston pretty much all the way around to houston. the reason governor scott is concerned is there are four ports in florida that will be affected. this is containerized shipping. electronic goods, food stuff and things like that. it could be massive impact, especially in this -- we had retailers getting trouble getting back on track. it will affect everybody's pocketbook eventually. >> eric: tell us how it trickles down to the consumer. >> basically everything will be
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. >>> grover, we have to leave it there. thank you. >> okay. >>> imagine every shipping port from massachusetts to texas shut down. nothing gets in or out. unions mobilizing to strike this weekend. if they don't get their way, will everyone pay? >> forget the fiscal cliff. how about a container cliff and what it m do to the economy. time's running short and a standoff between long shoreman union workers and companies could cripple the nation. unless they reach a dea they plan to strike this weekend. we reached out but haven't heard back yet. steve moore is here with us. if th strike happens, some estimates say $1 billion per day hit to the economy. >> yeah, the's no question. if you -- you used the right word, cripple the economy. the ports in this country are the backbone of our trade, both export and imports and i've read estimates of $100 billion or more comes in and out. so it cook devastating, and reverberate throughout the economy. retailers, whesalers. food distributors, everybody would be affected by the strike if it goes forward. >> exactly what do the unions want and what is managemen
. not as much as massive port strike would if no deal is made before this saturday. some are calling it the port's cliff. that's not the only outrage coming from the unions this week. we are going to discuss that next. free market capitalism, best path to prosperity. this is something they learned the hard day the american people are tired of the status quo. >> who are you going to vote for? >> definitely not this guy. >> you know your money got him elected last time. >> i didn't give that guy a dime. >> yeah, you did. our union gave him a big chunk of your dues money. hmm, it says here that cheerios helps lower cholesterol as part of a heart healthy diet. that's true. ...but you still have to go to the gym. ♪ the one and only, cheerios mine was earned off vietnam in 1968. over the south pacific in 1943. i got mine in iraq, 2003. usaa auto insurance is often handed down from generation to generation. because it offers a superior level of protection, and because usaa's commitment to serve the military, veterans and their families is without equal. begin your legacy, get an auto insurance quote.
. >> that is the location of what is now the san francisco port authority? >> yeah, port offices. and there is a new office there and slip. this is one of the few places where they recently provided a small boat docking on the waterfront. there are very few places where you can stop on the waterfront, and have built a brand new public dock. so we're down near the waterfront. what do we have here? >> in many areas, it is shallow enough that working with the owners, we can convince the owner that maybe he could use some below grade parking, and we make the decision to go deep below the surface and put the building on a foundation. let me back up. there are several foundation types in san francisco. the one that was used in the 1800's was called a wood grillage. they would chop down trees and it would lay lincoln logs, same principle, make the excavation, and they would lay lincoln logs and build what is called a redwood grillage. fortunately, the termites cannot attack at and it lasts hundreds of years. >> is resistant to decay. >> the second most common foundation, as we move forward, the cement can along.
the waterfront cliff and it could have a major impact on east coast ports. held the authority is bracing for the worse, up next. >> winter arrives in maryland. state officials confirmed the first hyperthermia-related death this year. what you need to do to stay safe. >> maryland live will no longer have to close its doors. beep-bop-boop-bop boop-beep. [monotone] she says, "switch to progressive and you could save hundreds." call or click today. >> it is a race against the clock with the port officials in baltimore. a looming dockworkers' strike could have an impact on ports. the dundalk terminal will stay open to keep the cargo supply chain moving. the current longshoremen's union could mean all walked out for thousands of dockworkers and catastrophic effects for those who use them. it could have an economic a fact of as much as $1 million per day. >> in tonight's medical alert -- a major step forward battling breast cancer. they are now offering the 3d mammogram. it is the first va to offer this technology. it allows doctors to examine breast tissue one layer at a time, rendering deeper
with private port security officers and anchorage, alaska in advance of the west coast port action. that document has the private port security person saying they were going with -- attending a planning meeting with the demonstrators and reporting back to the fbi. the fbi said it would put them in touch with someone from the anchorage police department, that that person should take the police department officer with them as well. these documents show the intense coordination both a private businesses, with wall street and banks, and with state police departments and local police departments around the country. >> we will take a break and then goes specifically to several of the documents you got under the freedom of information act. we are talking to mara verheyden-hilliard who is the executive director of the partnership for civil justice fund, which got the documents under the freedom of information act and has been trying to get them for the past years. we will be back in a moment. ♪ [music break] >> "i'm tired, i'm tired, i'm tired" by marva whitney. marva whitney, as we turn
. the of the driver was transported to johnriuir hot medical center with a broken arm wrist and conc>> the port of oakland is kremlin to change its spending policies and plans to launch a search for new executive after a scandal over spending in it with the retirement of its top two executives. >> the shake-up comes at a crucial time for the poor as it begins and expansion of facing an uncertain global economy. >> support to new directors put in new spending policies in place and moving forward on a project to expand rail capacity to the port. >> and a 35 a. rail yard is expected to bow to the ports import business by making it easier for imports move cargo from the port to interior parts of the country. >> santa rosa police are investigating the death of an oral elderly woman was found floating upon a condo complex data christmas party. >> kron fours up alicai reid spoke to the president made the course of discovery. >>-test to the residents >> we called 911 instead of trying to get the body out. >> the wois woman did not want to show their faces on camera. to people realized that was their ne
officials at the port of baltimore are preparing in case negotiations fail before a deadline saturday. and how you could get your hands on ravens playoff tickets. the stories a >> so, what is your favorite car -- what is your favorite color? [laughter] >> blue, by the way. light blue. there you go. >> really? >> we did not leave you lots of time. let's look to the seven-day forecast. quiet day tomorrow. typical winter day. the storm coming on saturday will not be a blockbuster evan. do not look for them to close all the streets and all that stuff. we will get some accumulation out of it. it is just hard to say exactly how much. going into 2013, the rain will be pretty quiet. >> thank you, tony. thank you, pete. thank you for joining us. we will see you back here
: there's also the "container cliff". 14 ports along the u.s. east and gulf coasts are at risk of closing if longshoremen and the international maritime alliance cannot reach a deal by saturday. federal mediators have been called in to help with last minute negotiations. at the heart of the dispute: container royalties. those fees charged to shippers were implemented in the 1960s to help dock workers displaced by technology. the maritime alliance wants the royalties capped. earlier this month a port strike in southern california, cost an estimated $1 billion a day. netflix is blaming problems at its web service provider, amazon for a server outage that took down its streaming video service on christmas eve and into christmas day. netflix says it worked through the night with engineers at amazon to get the service back up and running. netflix shares rebounded today, rising almost 2%, while amazon shares fell nearly 4%. >> susie: amazon was just one of many stocks in the red today. as we mentioned earlier, stocks were dragged lower by the retail sector after a report showed consumers did no
. good morning, ellen. >> a deadline for workers at our nation's ports. a total of 15 ports. they have agreed to mediation. the bad news is that 3000 dockworkers in the pacific northwest have rejected a contract proposal that management called its final offer. this is something we are continuing to watch. it could impact the overall economy. stock futures are pretty quiet. there was a down day yesterday. also concerns about the fiscal cliff. the president and congress return to d.c. retailers are doing a much better job of controlling inventory. muchstores don't have so merchandise left over that they need to clear out. netflix will introduce social features next year. a bill that would move restrictions on companies sharing customers rental histories. netflix customers can share which movies they watch an facebook. i'm a ellen braitman from bloomberg news. >> thank you so much. >> 37 degrees at the airport. keith mills will have sports coming up. >> don't forget to e-mail us your response to our water cooler question of the day. will you be more likely to visit a maryland casino now t
strike in the nation's port on the east and southern coast, the first since '77 that could cost retailers and importers billions. businesses now asking its white house to get involved. >>> you can now get the nokia lumia for free, depending on the service provider contract you sign s that standard practice or a sign the company's flagship phone suspect selling well? >>> we will start off with news about the fiscal cliff. congress returning to capitol hill today to try to get a deal done on the cliff before the deadline on december 31st. senate majority leader harry reid is working to see if the scaled backpackage the president laid out last week can get through congress before monday. meantime, treasury secretary timothy geithner says the government will hit the debt ceiling on monday and he is launching an emergency plan to avert a crisis. amm eamon javers is live. what do we know? >> the president is coming back early, a couple days earlier than his vacation. did a little bit of jogging, working out in the gym over his vacation. now he will be,ing would out on this fiscal cliff. the sen
on the port and the one at tunnel road and they used to operate seven or eight other ones. they want to see the material handled. it's sort of there is an old garbage guy adage that you want to get your hands on everything and keep it, but they understand that their major role is providing the kind of background coverage for everything. as you were pointing out earlier, this is valuable material that picks up and moves on it's own. >> right. >> and that could mean an advantage for us in terms of that material not having to be paid for and carried by the very expensive systems. >> it would be a collaboration where you create a multi-tiered distribution system, where it ends up ultimately there, but someone makes something at each step of the way? >> actually, they said they are open to being a collector for a more kind of mobile system or a smaller subset. when you mentioned technology, i had forgotten to bring up that we have three reverse vending machines where you put your bottle in and get the nickel back, instead of the other way around. it's an old technology that didn't work to we
of refurbishing drums and he will be missed as he movies his business from frank to port lapped and you contribute so much to the unique character the san francisco and south of market and thank you for supporting our arts and community which, is deeply moved by your departure and so the board of supervisors pretend you with this accommodation and if you we would like to you come up and take a picture after your words sam. >> well, i want to thank my beautiful wife, i never expected this, janice, all of my employees over the years, jason ebbly, coal gill, rich felix michael park son, mark a both and i already set said my beautiful wife but i'm going to say it again my friend and machinist jack, my favorite thing to do is not sell a thousand dollar drum it's to fix a drum for somebody and send them on their way and know that when they get to their practice or gig, they are going to have a smile on their face knowing that their drum sounds great. that means the most to me. and thank you. thank you supervisor kim we have two more presentations for today and i'll kick off both them and colleagu
trust to occupy a port portion of the right of way to a portion of the city owned concrete ramp level provide nuclear access to the a proposed new access of the garage at 44 eaive. >> i have sponsored this item on behalf of the item but i would like to refer to supervisor campos total disposal of the item. >>> thank you for support son coring this item on the department of public works and i would like to accepted this back to committee for consideration and it's not because of any questions about the merits or the merits of the project. but it's simply in terms of process, we learned that the t p w final engineering determination was not received by the neighbors about about four days ago and so we want to have a better process in terms of giving the numbers of the public an at any time to provide input on this and so with that in mind, i hereby make a motion to send this back to committee. >> supervisor campos has made a motion to send this back to committee and seconded by supervisor mar and colleagues if we could do that without objection we can send seasoned that back to t
. >>> weather is the only thing keeping the late steve jobs' yacht from leaving port in a.m. dam. until now it had -- amsterdam. until now it had been impounded by the ship's designer who claim the estate owed him money. the estate paid to resolve that dispute. the yacht will likely stay in port because of weather. the 127 million dollar vessel is headed for california. >>> crab fishermen authority of the bay area will get two more weeks of unwanted vacation. california department of fish and game has moved back the start of the season to january 15th. the season was supposed to begin at start of december for men seen know county and points north. fish -- fish and game says the crab has not yet developed enough meat. >>> 5:17. we want to keep an eye on what is a not storm today, just today. >> we get a break today. >> is that an official weather term, a not storm? >> yes,, okay. >> thanks for pretending along. >> yes, if katie says so, it is to be. is what i was told. good morning, from sutro tower you can see it is quiet across san francisco towards the east bay hills. cloud cover no rain
it there, grover norquist, thank you. imagine every ship in port for massachusetts to texas shut down, nothing gets in or out. if they don't get their way, will everybody pay? this family used capital one venture miles to come home for the holidays. that's double miles you can actually use... sadly, their brother's white christmas just g "blacked out." [ brother ] but it's the family party! really jingles your bells, doesn't it? my gift to you! the capital one venture ca! for any flight, any time! that's double miles you can actually use! how illuminating. what's in your wallet? let me guess, am on the naughty list again? ho ho ho! >> forget the fiscal cliff. eric: forget the fiscal cliff, what about a container cliff and what that might do to the economy. a a nasty standoff between union workers and the companies could cripple the nation. unless two groups reach a deal, theyun planted strike down plano strike this weekend.if if the strike happened, some reports estimate for a billion dollars per day. >> there's no question, use the righte words, cripple the economy. the backbone of
a different subject. something that could affect our economy short-term. port workers from boston to houston, threatening to strike and walk off the job come sunday. that could disrupt 2 million tons of imports every single day, and billions of dollars of economic activity every day, every week that this walkout continues. it's a threat at the moment, but it could become reality come sunday. if it happened, do you think we go into recession? is it the final straw at that kicks us into recession? >> well, given the fact that so many goods have come in in the end of the third and the beginning of the fourth quarter for the holiday season, i think if it's a short-term thing, we don't go into recession. now what i say about this, stuart, i say if that happens, fire them all. working and having a job is a privilege not a right. we have become the entitled state of america and i will tell you what i've never been in a job if i decided to go on strike they wouldn't have said, carol, guess what, that's the door don't let it hit you on the butt as you go out. if they want to strike, 20 million people
again. tracy: and 14 major ports that are being threatened to be shut down. we will get the latest. lori: also confidence in the global economy is higher suggesting people are picking up more security. we are back after this. she keeps you guessing. it's part of what you love about her. but your erectile dysfunction - you know, that could be a question of blood flow. cialis tadalafil for daily use helps you be ready anytime the moment's right. you can be more confident in your ability to be ready. and the same cialis is the only daily ed tablet approved to treat ed and symptoms of bph, like needing to go frequently or urgently. tell your doctor about all your medical conditions and medications, and ask if your heart is healthy enough for sexual activity. do not take cialis if you take nitrates for chest pain, ashis may cause an unsafe drop in blood pressure. do not drink alcohol in excess with cialis. side effectsay include headache, upset stomach, delayed backache or muscle ache. to avoid long-term injury, seek immediate medical help for an erection lasting morehan four hours. if you ha
mentioned the port of tartus and it's a russian naval base. i wonder if we have a graphic here of the base. it's geopolitical stronghold for russia. their decision not to provide amnesty, for assad at this point. >> russia has to think of their own concerns ahead of the relationship with syria, no longer the same. syria is crumbling and assad is likely to die there. convince him to break down or make concession. the rate at which we see this go on is where we watch defection of the high level of the military. if he tries to leave too soon, his life is in danger. where they go, he goes. he doesn't want to leave. waiting to see if he is killed in his country. i don't think the russians can pressure him to make the decision. >> no matter what his fate, it won't put an end to bloodshed in country. >> no. this is a case study and not intervention. america is intervening everywhere. counterproductive. >> president obama was the most outspoken on this. how terrible of throwing the weight around. we didn't throw the wait around at all. they are not using helicopter and airplanes and then they did
kinney bunk port earl tlir week. a cop found their bloet clothing on a small island it remains unclear how the men got to the island but there's no indication of foul play. >>> things are not looking good for a whale washed up on a beach. he was stranded in the plan on breezy point in queens. they are trying to keep that sweat. biologists say it has a slim chance of surviving. that is your 5@5:00. >>> hopefully it pulls through. >> brand new video of president obama visiting fires one and leaving hawaii with five days until we fall off that fiscal cliff. the president is cutting his vacation short to return to the white house and try to hammer out a deal. but what will actually happen if we do go over the cliff? doug luzader is live for us with the details. >> it is not going to be pretty. on board air force one heading back to washington from a hawaii after cutting christmas short. can a cup of coffee help as far as christmas is concerned. starbucks is hoping. if you go into a starbucks you will get a message written on your coffee that says come together. this is a company trying to
right now. port deposit near havre de grace minor flooding. so just know if you live in an area prone to bay flooding you might want to move things the higher ground. the second story this morning will be the winds and it's a high wind advisory through the course of the afternoon. as winds could gust up to 40. perhaps maybe 350 miles an hour. so it's a raw ride out there for the rest of the morning. gusty winds and then yes, a weekend storm potential and this could bring some snow. we'll talk more about that come up in just a little bit. let's talk traffic and lauren cook over at the traffic plaza/center. how we doing out there? >>> we have icy conditions and in fact the state highway administration is urging everyone to stay off the roads until the sun comes up around 7:25. you're taking a live look right now. route 50. but we are dealing with wednesday restriction visions across the bay bridge. use caution this morning traveling across any bridge. here's what 695 looks like just south of burning highway. you will want to take caution driving across that key bridge this morning. redu
retiring and we have major infrastructure projects built, hydroelectric, ports, infrastructure, oil and gas. it's endless. >> canada is looking to double oil production in ten years but it needs more trained workers. >> the kind of positions that are open are people who are engineers, people who welding skills, people who have skill sets in construction. >> they are looking by posting ads on youtube and hosting job fair with the health of u.s. officials. >> john fontain is one of 600 people who stood in line at job fair near palm springs, california. he is willing to move to support his two young children. >> everybody has to make sacrifices in life to go anywhere. an opportunity presents itself you might as well reach out and grab it. >> with british columbia and alberta with a skilled worker shortal of more than 150,000 in the next decade americans have an opportunity to earn big money. up to $150,000 a year or more for some trades. the average temperature here in the winter hovers around frozing but the province of alberta boasts a household median income of $83,000 compared to $50,000 i
time off today, making headlines the threat of imminent labor unrest at these ports. there are four pacific northwest ports. it's been averted. the dock workers union says its workers will stay on the on job despite substandard controls. both sides are leaving the door open to further negotiations. meanti meantime, about 15 container cargo ports on the atlanta and gulf coast are bracing for a strike by nearly 15,000 union dock workers on december 30th unless shippers extend their contract. and commerce on a key stretch of the mississippi could be halted earlier than expected next week due to low water levels. this could disrupt shipment of grain and other goods and it could do it for months. shippers have been watching a street of the mississippi between st. louis and cairo. and you never know if you were pronouncing it right, some of these others like bagoda or lima, ohio, or versailles. you never know but i think it is cairo, illinois, due to concerns about potential closers.ñ >> i'm not looking at you. >> all week on cnbc we've been focusing on the prospects for 2013. sheer is s
with extra port officers. state-wide, 1060 drivers were a arrested for driving under the influence. last year, 980 worker arrested 40 you are light during the same period. >> last year, there were arrested, 980 there were arrested for d.u.i.. our focus on the law is increasing for the arrests. >> reporter: 151 in the bay area and also three crashes that resulted in deaths. a state-wide, 26 people died. that is up from 14 from last year. >> and it on your behind through we'll you want to get there, safely >> reporter: always use a designated driver and to always wear a seatbelt. refusing to do either will keep you a hefty fine. >> be courteous. we should be courteous anyway but typically, when you are more accommodating to your fellow motorists, you are usually safer. look out for everybody else that is on the road, also >> reporter: the next crackdown is a new year's. phillipe djegal, kron 4 news. while you were celebrating the holidays with friends highway patrol was busy cracking down on impaired drivers. in the bay area, there were 151 dui arrests. there were also three crashes that result
aircraft. the order is worth more than 1.4 billion dollars. and thousands of workers at 15 east coast ports are still threatening to strike if new deal on wages and container royalties is not reached. the white house says it is monitoring the situation and urges both parties to reach a deal quickly. and that is today's speed read. shibani: that's how it's done. david: that's how it's done. shibani: we are just four days away before the fiscal cliff deadline, and as many investors scramble to adjust their portfolios, we've got a money manager who says he's got three plays that could yield you 20% no matter what the fiscal cliff resolution ends up being. joining us now is randy warren, warren financial services cio. thanks for joining us. >> nice to be here. thank you. shibani: so right off the top, i would love to know, why is it that etfs you feel can be a little bit more resistant to the waves coming in, the shockwaves coming out of d.c.? >> i think you go for some sectors that aren't necessarily in the crosshairs of what's going on in the house and in the senate right now. so i'm looking
and shippers to avoid a crippling strike at atlantic and gulf coast ports. it would be the first since 1977. the workers' union contract expires this weekend, and a white house spokesman said today the two sides need to agree on a contract extension as soon as possible. talks broke down last week in a dispute over wages and royalties. the christmas season storm that blasted the south and midwest swept across the upper northeast and new england today and the death count climbed to 16. the system dumped a foot or more of snow in parts of pennsylvania, upstate new york and new hampshire. in some places, snow brought road travel to a standstill. at the same time, operations at major airports improved, with far fewer delays than earlier this week. in india, the embattled prime minister remained under pressure to take action against sexual assaults after a gang rape this month triggered violent protests. manmohan singh promised a thorough review of india's rape laws and efforts to expedite trials. meanwhile, police moved to quell a rally by about 500 students protesting the treatment of women as
of the port city plunged into darkness. >> the power went out, and we could hear it coming and we jumped in the bathtub. >> reporter: churches, homes, schools, crumbled. >> you forgot that it was christmas for a while. >> reporter: tens of thousands were told to forget about getting to their destinations. and a pilot talking to passengers was clearly fed up after waiting nearly five hours to take off. >> decisions are being made way above our heads by people that obviously, in my humble opinion, don't have a clue what they're doing. >> reporter: that flight, from dallas to las vegas, never took off. brad wheelis, abc news, los angeles. >> unbelievable. some areas in new england could get a foot of snow before this snow gets finish. >> and now we go to meteorologist andrew baglini. good morning. >> good morning, muhammad and brandi. thankfully the severe weather aspect of the storm is over. looking at a lot of heavy rain and very strong winds along the i-95 corridor of boston, north into bangor where we're seeing some sleet and snow. we'll see that tapering off in buffalo. but buffalo thr
-born oil and gas magnate, was last seen driving his motor boat through port everglades florida. sips then there is family battle over his $100 million fortune. >>> a brand new study finds decline in obesity rates among young children from low income families. centers for disease control saying it is a sign the obesity epidemic might soon be under control. harris: an eye-popping scene in southern california. a sinkhole swallowing a city bus. a water main break caused major flooding in oceanside and tore apart the road. the driver didn't know that and drove the bus head first right into it. he was able to crawl out of a window safely. nobody else was on the bus, fortunately. the city had to turn off water for 400 homes to fix the problem. a public works official saying it is good reminder not to drive through standing water, sometimes there is no road underneath. jon: good reminder. right now parts of the south getting a look at the devastation caused by tornados that swept through on christmas day. a feeling one alabama church knows all too well. alberta baptist church in tuscaloosa,
interests. they have got a port on the mediterranean that is in syria, a military base. it is very important to them strategically. i don't think you will see a real hand being played by russia until they know for a fact that assad is going to go. patti ann: meanwhile though, the envoy, lack tau brahimi is meeting with the russia's foreign minister lavrov this weekend . what do you see coming out of this meeting?. >> i think there will be some proclamation they made some progress. one, assad is not participating. two, the rebels are not participating. they're the principles involved in this. i just don't see us moving in a positive direction. certainly we would all hope for that but i don't think it is realistic. patti ann: the big concern is the chemical weapons. what happens to those if there is some sort of chaos? >> well the worst situation, patti ann, is actually assad is still in power but he begins to lose control of some of the chemical sites because of the movements that the rebels are making and the success that they're enjoying. that would force the jordanians, the israelis and th
down 14 ports from texas to massachusetts for the first time in 35 years. it would affect tens of billions of dollars worth of merchandise bringing east coast imports to a halt. >>> the the "wall street journal" says home prices have hit a milestone, on track for their first year-to-year gain since 2006. the strongest performance since the housing bust. home prices rose 4.3% in october compared to a year ago but they were down in new york city and chicago. they're up nearly 7% overall this year. >> maybe a buying opportunity in new york city and chicago. >>> britain's "guardian" reports syria's military police chief defected from the army and declared his support for the rebels. he was shown making a statement on arab tv saying he's joining the people's revolution. he also claimed syria's army has committed massacres against the unarmed population. >>> also "the independent" the comet of the century is due to pass earth next year it could be the brightest comet seen in generations, even brighter than the full moon. >> even >>> all right. and we got police ha
, alabama, got hit hard. wide swaths of the port city plunged into darkness. >> the power went out, and we could hear it coming and we ran and jumped in the bathtub. >> reporter: churches, homes, schools, crumbled in the furious onslaught. >> you forgot that it was christmas for a while. >> reporter: tens of thousands of airline travelers across the u.s. were told to forget about getting to their destinations on schedule. the frustration was even felt in one cockpit. an american airlines pilot talking to his passengers were clearly fed up after waiting nearly five hours to take off. >> decisions are being made way above our heads by people that obviously, in my humble opinion, don't have a clue what they're doing. >> reporter: that flight, from dallas to las vegas, never took off. brad wheelis, abc news, los angeles. >> unbelievable. some areas in new england could get a foot of snow before this storm goes ahead and blows out to sea. >> and our coverage continues with the latest from accuweather and meteorologist andrew baglini. good morning. >> good morning, muhammad and brandi. thankfull
. the new york post this morning as a whole section. on in the post --y go carl in port deposit, maryland. caller: yeah, i am a truck driver. i live in maryland and have a lot of friends from baltimore, philadelphia, and just the thought of the bush tax cuts being cut or being discontinued makes everybody's taxes go up. .'m already paying fuel tax if you hall piece of freight from baltimore to philadelphia, it pays $285, a u.s. just put $200 ridicule in your truck. he spent $36 one-way on a bridge, $18 through the tunnel, next year it goes up to $48 for the bridge. $24 for the fort mchenry tunnel. i mean, nothing leaves nothing. it's getting out of hand. it used to be a pretty good deal to be a truck driver. now i am not so sure anymore. i just don't know what the next step is. . -- 2013 tax deal is scary me a little. host: -- that is just a portion of what is in the new york times this morning. next is mary in sun city, california. go ahead. we are listening. caller: i am in the rental business in california. i hear california is very big on welfare and section 8. i see there are so many
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